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    Board’s decision will expand solar in Iowa

    By Jordan Oster Iowa’s solar energy industry has greatly expanded in recent years. According to the Clean Jobs Midwest report, solar supports 626 jobs in the state. With policies such as net metering and the state Solar...

    • Posted 10 months ago
  • Altenergy's president thinks policies like the federal solar tax credit have been helpful in growing small businesses in Virginia. (Photo courtesy of Altenergy)
    Solar biz wants Virginia to get serious about clean energy

    By Peter Voskamp Paul Risberg, president of Charlottesville-based solar company Altenergy, is the first to point out that renewables have faced an uphill climb in Virginia. The state has traditionally had low fossil fuel-based energy costs and...

    • Posted 2 years ago
  • Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, second from left, joins representatives from Community Energy and Eastern Shore Community College at a dedication ceremony in September for a massive new solar array. (Photo courtesy of Community Energy)
    As clean energy jobs trend upward in Va., so does public support for Clean Power Plan

    By Alice Tong Last Monday on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, Gov. Terry McAuliffe issued a permit for a new 80-megawatt solar array. The power from this array will be delivered onto the grids that supply electricity to Amazon Web Services’ data centers in Northern...

    • Posted 2 years ago
  • Birdsong Peanuts recently invested in this 1 MW solar array at its shelling and drying facility in Colquitt, Georgia. (Hannah Solar Photo)
    Ga. biz leaders, farmers, conservative pols have solar on their minds

      By Peter Voskamp Peter Marte founded Atlanta-based Hannah Solar in 2007. Within two years, he had five employees. Meanwhile, the solar power industry barely registered on Georgia’s business landscape. In the entire state, only 500 kilowatts...

    • Posted 2 years ago
  • Photo courtesy of Iowa State Fair.
    At Iowa State Fair, keep on rockin’ in the clean energy world

    By Gail Parson With the Iowa State Fair kicking off this weekend – and with President Obama announcing earlier this month that the federal Clean Power Plan has been finalized – it’s worth considering a few of...

    • Posted 2 years ago
  • A solar array in Missouri.
    Former coal miner, veteran among Mo. solar biz’s growing workforce

    (Editor’s note: For E2’s recent “Clean Jobs Missouri” report – which documents the 40,000 clean energy workers in the state and is where this profile was originally published – please see here.) When orthopedic surgeon Dane Glueck...

    • Posted 2 years ago
  • Brightergy employees install a solar canopy In Kansas City's West Bottoms district. (Photo courtesy of Brightergy)
    Brightergy expands beyond Missouri — but stays true to its roots

      (Editor’s note: For an April 2015 op-ed by Brightergy’s Paul Snider, please click here. And for E2’s recent Clean Jobs Missouri report, where this profile was originally published, please see here.) Brightergy was formed in October...

    • Posted 2 years ago
  • Smart climate and energy policies like California's AB32 can help grow the economy while creating jobs. (David Ohmer, Flikr Creative Commons)
    Clean Power Plan Finalized; Good For Economy, Environment

      Published August 3, 2015 By Jeff Benzak The Environmental Protection Agency today released its final Clean Power Plan. By setting the first-ever limits on the amount of carbon pollution our nation’s power plants can kick out...

    • Posted 2 years ago
  • A rooftop solar array at West Union Elementary School in southern Ohio. (Photo courtesy of Energy Optimizers)
    When it comes to clean energy, Midwest no flyover country

    Published July 31, 2015 By Gail Parson Clean energy is a growing force in the Midwest’s economy. But like any other industry, businesses involved in clean energy need strong policies to ensure that they can grow their...

    • Posted 2 years ago
  • Minh Le heads the Solar Technologies office at the U.S. Department of Energy. He recently spoke at an E2 event in Arlington on connecting veterans with clean energy jobs. (E2 photo)
    Virginia’s next mission: clean energy

    Published July 31, 2015 By Alice Tong Meet Joe Sanchez. Joe served in the United States Army for 23 years. After he retired as a lieutenant colonel, Joe was looking for his next mission. He found it...

    • Posted 2 years ago